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Report - Pleasley Colliery, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire - January 2013

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Shatners, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. Shatners

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    This is a permission visit (apart fromt he last photo which may or may not have been taken from the top of somthing very high with a big wheel on top later in the afternoon after everyone had gone home lol).

    I have been up here a few times and its always locked up with no one about but a friend told me the chaps who are working to restore the place meet up there on a Thursday morning to do some work. Popped along this morning and they were more than happy to let me wonder around unhindrered and do my thing.

    Cracking site and after seeing the state of Clipstone last month which has fallen victim to chavs, metal thieves and vandals I have nothing but admiration for the work these guys are doing... thhis is the Clipstone report http://www.28dayslater.co.uk/forums...inghamshire-December-2012?highlight=clipstone

    I wasn't going to do a full report for Pleasley but though there may be others who share my love of pit winding gear porn :D

    History

    It was sunk in the 1870s and produced coal until 1983. By some miracle it escaped complete demolition after closure and it still retains its headstocks, engine-houses and steam winders, one of which was installed in 1904 by Lilleshall Co. Ltd. and the other in 1922 by Markham & Co. Ltd.

    Pleasley Colliery is now a Scheduled Ancient Monument and is in the process of being developed into a mining heritage site. The engine-house roofs and the chimney have been renovated and now the winders have been restored by members of the Friends of Pleasley Pit preservation group.


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    Its worth mentioning that they are using Security Sheep PLC to keep an eye on the place... a sub division of the crew I ran into at Willington Towers

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    and finaly the view from on top of somthing high later in the afternoon once everyone had gone home :D Looking out towards the wind turbines at Mansfield.

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    Cheers for looking.
     
    #1 Shatners, Jan 17, 2013
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2013

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